Many women with bacterial vaginosis do not have any symptoms. Bacterial vaginosis does not typically cause itching. But it does cause:
- An excessive grayish white vaginal discharge, unlike normal vaginal discharge (1 out of 3 women who have bacterial vaginosis describe the discharge as yellow).Reference 1
- A bothersome "fishy" odor, which is usually worse after sex (intercourse).
Reference Other conditions with similar symptoms include some Reference sexually transmitted infections Opens New Window (especially Reference trichomoniasis Opens New Window), Reference urinary tract infection Opens New Window, and Reference vaginal yeast infection Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 7, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease